Find Your Power — And She Did

Find your power, with hypnosis.

Find Your Power

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Coincidences!  Here’s a very interesting story, which I file under “musings.”

We just conducted a 4-day hypnotist training program through the school side of our work, and the students did very well.  Michael and I were watching the final “exams” where the “hypnotist” students conduct a session with  “client” students.

We only award certificates  through our career school if a student has fully mastered the skill set.  They have to demonstrate the ability to hypnotize quickly and easily, effective use of hypnotic language patterns for creative off-the-cuff direct suggestions, and also incorporate an indirect storytelling example in hypnosis to help a client make a transformation from A to B.

This student chose a symbolic hero’s journey for her client.  In trance, the person goes on a journey to a significant, special place.  In this place,  they find something useful and necessary for solving their problem, making the change, answering the question, etc.  That something is a symbol created by the hypnotized person’s mind.  (The premise of this work is that a person knows how to make the changes they desire, they just need the unconscious push to do it.  This work “stimulates” the unconscious mind to create change.)

In the exercise we watched, the girl found her symbol.  (A person can speak in trance, and this is a very unique interactive process, the hero’s journey.)  She found a rock.  A black rock.   A smooth black rock.  What does the rock mean?  Power. .. And so on with the exercise.

Watching this, I got goosebumps.  You see, I have that exact rock.  A black smooth rock which means power.  I bought it in a gift shop in Scottsdale, Arizona last year.   It’s a “spirit stone.”  It’s etched with a symbol of the sun, which represents “power and enlightenment.”

Our hypnotist student did amazingly well, helping her client to achieve fitness goals.  When the client student came out of trance, I handed her the power stone.  I told her  “look what came back with you through time and space.”  I gave her the rock to keep.   The coincidence was just too strong and amazing for me.  I had to give it to her, even though I want my power, too.

So, today, on ebay.  I found the exact spirit stone and I bought another.  Yay.  Because I won’t be going to Scottsdale anytime soon, and I didn’t know where else to find it.  Google to the rescue!

Everyone can find their power.  Real power within themselves.  To take control of life and make choices that lead to success and joy.  Hypnosis is an amazing tool to help.

All the Best,
Connie

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Happy Spring! From Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Spring is time for hypnosis

Happy Spring!

It’s official!  Spring at last!  (Thank you, Mr. Groundhog for bringing us an early spring!)

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I hope your spring is off to a rousing start. This is an amazing time of year, full of fresh, healthy, new life, new energy, new vibrancy, new opportunities to bloom.

Any time of year is perfect for hypnosis, however springtime seems most apt!

It’s all about newness, and freshness.  Change is all around.  Why not jump on board the “time for change” bandwagon and create something better for yourself?

Hypnosis is to change like “miracle-grow” is to your garden.  We speed up success.

If you’d like to accelerate change, call us at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  Our specialty is YOU and finding what you need within your unconscious mind to make life better in the ways you want life to be better.  And facilitating it!  Learn more anytime, Michael and I love to help.  (425) 564-8608.

All the Best,
Connie

Power Sale: Learn Hypnosis & NLP in our Live Seattle Area Trainings

Bellevue Hypnotherapists for your Positive Changes Hypnosis

Michael and Connie Brannan, Master Hypnotists, Licensed Trainers of NLP ™, Design Human Engineers ™, and more!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Michael and I are happy to share and grow the power of mind by doing hypnosis and NLP, and by teaching.  Here’re new training dates from the private career school side of what we do.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I consider myself one lucky person, because I get to pursue my passion-which is hypnosis (a super accelerated learning state) and NLP (a super accelerated hypnosis).  NLP has been aptly described as “The Art & Science of Excellence.” Yes!

I have two businesses, rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau.  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP offers client work and hypnosis services in my Bellevue office working one on one with people.  We tweak and install new strategies for success of all varieties, and that’s mightily rewarding work.  I love helping!

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Mindworks NLP is Michael’s and my Washington State Licensed private career school which we operate in the Greater Seattle area.  We share the teaching duties as we share these amazing tools, both for those looking to become certified professionals through our school and the Society of NLP® and also for those looking to enhance their own power and control over their lives.

We are pleased to announce our next Seattle area training dates.  Space in these live hands-on trainings is limited, to assure our personal attention and verification of student skill sets.  In other words, personal guidance and feedback galore, something which was missing in my own original NLP trainings-and I have determined MY students shall have.

Here are our dates:

Seattle's best hypnotherapy and NLP training school.

 Hypnotherapy Certification Program – Discover the “Magic of Hypnosis” – 4 days, March 31 – April 3, 2016.   Info link is here:  http://seattlenlptraining.com/learn-hypnosis/

Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification Program: Intensive Format, 8 days, April 9 – 16, 2016.  Info link is here:  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com  

Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification Program: (open to  Practitioner level or higher students). Intensive Format, 8 days:  May 14 – 21, 2016.  Info is here:  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

We also excited to offer stage hypnosis training, a 4 day course, and several specialized strategic NLP courses:  NLP for Sales, NLP for Relationships, NLP for Personal Change.  Those dates are to be determined. Stay tuned.  The meat and potatoes courses are above!

More information is available on our website, http://www.seattlenlptraining.com.  Michael and I are both Licensed Trainers of NLP ® through the developer of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler and his Society of NLP ®.  We just studied with him earlier this month in Orlando, FL.  We keep our skills current and cutting edge.  If you’re really interested in learning and excelllence, then you won’t settle for anything other than “the real deal” trainers.  There are only approximately 35 such Licensed Trainers of NLP ® through Bandler’s Society of NLP®  in the entirety of the US.  In our trainings, we are the only trainers involved, we don’t turn your learning over to lesser skilled assistants, as others do.

We hope to see you in one or more of our upcoming Seattle area NLP and hypnosis trainings.

All the Best,
Connie

Michael and Connie Brannan, CHt.
Master Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapists
Licensed Trainers of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapists
Design Human Engineers ™
Persuasion Engineers ™
Certified Stage Hypnotists
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Teenage Empowerment – Client Testimonial for Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Greater Seattle Clinical Hypnotherapy NLP ServicesHi, Greater Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

I like working with teenagers. Got a nice message from one young client today:

“I am so grateful for how much you helped me to change my life, decide my future, and grow as a person.” — A. R., Issaquah, WA.

That’s right!

A.R. was in a dark place in her life when she first came in for hypnosis & NLP services. She was making some unhealthy, self destructive choices.  That’s changed now.  New habits are in place.  She glows with life, confidence and positive energy.

I was thinking this morning about how Dr. Bandler’s work in developing Neuro Linguistic Programming (a high tech conversational hypnosis) has touched so many lives in powerful, wonderful ways. He’s the tree of NLP, I’m a branch from it as his Licensed Trainer of NLP ®, and I get to touch so many leaves (lives) through my teaching and client work.

Trees are a beautiful metaphor.  Life and growth and strength.  I think people, including young people, are incredibly powerful–if they only knew how to access and activate that power.  I know how to help do that.  It’s called NLP.  And it’s what I teach students at Mindworks NLP and do with clients at my Bellevue hypnotherapy clinic, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Learn more anytime!

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm) Mindworks Hypnosis

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

She Quit Smoking After “30+ Years of Addiction” — Mindworks Hypnosis Client Testimonial

Another Happy Review on YELP

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Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Here’s another testimonial to the work we do at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  Jennifer G, of Federal Way, WA was a recent client of mine.  She posted a review of my services this week on YELP business reviews.  I’m so pleased with her success that I’m sharing her comments here.  She wrote:

“I wish I had known about Connie years ago.  I wish I had known that I could be a non-smoker so painlessly and quickly.   After 30 + years of addiction it’s gone – And I did not suffer in the process!

No urges, no cravings, no overeating to compensate.  I have tried to quit 3 times in the past decade and failed each time – until I went to Connie.  I am in awe of the freedom from smoking and how easy Connie made it for me.

This was so worth it!   I am excited to work with Connie on my fear of flying next!” — Jennifer G, Federal Way, WA.

Do you want change?  Do you think you can’t get there by yourself?  Help is here!  Call us:  425-564-8608.

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm) Mindworks Hypnosis

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

Featured Hypnosis Success Testimonial

High five for skilled hypnosis and success.

High Five for Skilled Hypnosis and Success.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Weight loss is really a sequence of two goals:  Get that ideal weight.  Then… Stay there. What’s cool is that hypnosis helps you do both.

Here’s a gentleman I helped with self image and weight loss who found himself needing to refocus on his “stay away from sugar” goals.  A quick hypnotic “tuneup” as he called it got him back on track.

“Hello Mind Transforming Wizard! Connie, you’re again amazing. The small tune up was just want I needed. …after a while I just didn’t ever crave sweets and frankly I just ignore them all together. It’s crazy, I just pass them by. Cheers! and here’s to the good life.”  –Brian Dawson, Woodinville, WA

When I work with a person, I set up shortcuts to hypnosis and to change, which makes any future “tuneups” so easy.  Here’s his initial report after working with me:

“Good morning Connie,  thought I would give you a quick update. I feel great, refreshed, and full of life. I really want to thank you for the sessions, it was truly mind changing. You moved me back into my life’s direction. I really don’t get frustrated or angry at myself anymore mainly due to a positive direction in my own self talk. You are an artist of a person’s mind and soul. I am sure that I will utilize you in the future and won’t hesitate to call when the need arises.  Thank you!!!”  –Brian Dawson, Woodinville, WA

Happy man!  Yay!

In my recent article, I explain how effective hypnosis and NLP done right changes your mental outlook first, and then your body second.  Read more here:  Feel Great and Lose Weight.

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm) Mindworks Hypnosis

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

Confidence!! With Hypnosis

Get happy and successful with NLP and hypnosis!Hi, Seattle area Hypnosis Friends (and beyond):

Another happy hypnosis client report appeared in my email today. Yay!  We LIKE success.  🙂

Kal came in several months ago to our hypnotherapy & NLP clinic in Bellevue.  He wanted to work on confidence. And so we did!

We both automated confidence in times and situations where it would be useful to him, like in business, and like in personal relationships and dating situations.   And, we also gave Kal control of the feeling. To bring it whenever he wanted. Here’s his report:

“Hi Connie; How are you doing? Hope all is well at your end. I wanted to follow up with you and let you know that the NLP session with you has worked out really well for me. My confidence levels have really shot through the roof and I am in a much better state in attracting relationships. Thanks.” Kal, Seattle, WA.

Good job, Kal.  We asked your unconscious mind to keep working it even beyond our sessions, so you can expect more and more confidence in the days and weeks to come.

Happy clients is where it’s at!  Yay for success.  I hope I get an invitation to Kal’s wedding down the road.

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm) Mindworks Hypnosis

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

Find Your Happy Perspective with Seattle’s Best Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Here’s a brief video showing variant states of mind, rage vs. joy:

Life happens, work, bosses, traffic, stress.  We don’t have to let it enrage us. We can choose a balanced and harmonious response to life. It’s called: Happy. Hypnosis is a fabulous tool to create those happy responses. Discover it. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is in the Seattle area, and serves all of Western Washington and beyond with the best in Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy services.

Happy is not just a state of mind, it’s a balance of distinct chemical reactions in the brain. Endorphins, oxytocin, and so on are released.  What people don’t realize is that these chemical reactions are under our control.  Your mind is more powerful than any pharmacy or mood altering drug.

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm) Mindworks Hypnosis

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

I’d love to help you Find your Happy and teach you how to hold on to those good feelings!

All the Best,
Connie

Improve Confidence and Kick Self Doubt Out the Door with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Make your own best decisions, call Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Make your own best decisions, call Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Sometimes life feels like random events move us creating random outcomes.  We might doubt our abilities, and hesitate or waffle on decisions–be those decisions large or small. We’re paralyzed with self doubt. Confusion.  Lack of confidence.  Indecisiveness.  Fear.

I think there’s a better way to live.

I found this ridiculous item at “Stupidiotic” store in Las Vegas.  It’s called the “Decision Aider.” For those who can’t decide.  A random magnetic pendulum helps you “decide.”

Do you want to keep waffling on decisions?  The answer is:  “No!”  What would it be like to live with confidence in yourself and your ability to make fast and clear-minded decisions?  That sounds preferable to me!  And guess what?  Hypnosis & NLP is a tool to create that in you.  With my trademarked process called Designer Feelings®, we build your: Unshakable confidence.  Clear thinking.  Quick synthesis of large amounts of information. Optimism.  And energy to go for it!  All blended into one powerhouse state of mind for success.

You know what’s nice about making a decision?  You’re doing something, you’re moving forward.  And that’s always good.  Even the wrong decision is better than the limbo-land of no decision.  Why is it better?  Because you can always take stock, change course, and make new decisions later.  That’s called “control.”

In the world of NLP, we express it as:  “There is no failure, only feedback.”  And that feedback helps us move in the directions we want.  Success, joy, fun, abundance, etc.

If you’d like to improve your confidence and decisiveness, we can help.  Our trademarked process is called Designer Feelings®.  That’s what we do, kick self doubt out the door, and then lock it.  So it can’t get back in.  And you’ll find yourself making the best decisions for your life.  The first one is calling Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  425-564-8608.

Connie Brannan, CHt.

Connie Brannan, CHt.

All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of NLP®
Originator of Designer Feelings®

40 Year Smoking Habit Gone After Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Here's the direct scoop from a former smoker.

Here’s the direct scoop from a former smoker.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Another happy camper!  Jennifer, of the Greater Seattle area, came in for hypnosis to quit smoking.  After 40 years, it was time.  And I’m so glad she did.  Here’s her success report after working with me.  In this brief video, she’s direct, emphatic, and is telling it like it is!

I’m so happy for this lovely lady who gets to enjoy a better state of health from now on.

I think one of the things that scares smokers is the idea that they’ll miss the habit.  That something will be nagging at them, and cravings, feeling unsatisfied and stressed, and such.  No way.  That’s not how we do it.  We take care of all that, as part of our Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy sessions.  So you feel whole, and complete, WITHOUT CIGARETTES.  That’s skillful hypnosis done right.

Jennifer is serious about her health and her life.  I’m happy with her success.  And I appreciate that she was willing to share her experience working with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. Yay, Jennifer!  Way to go!

Who’s next?

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm) Mindworks Hypnosis

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

Power Unleashed. Another 5-Star Review of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP on Google.

Stop smoking now.

Hypnosis & NLP to quit smoking.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends.

Hypnosis works!  It really does.  I’ve been working repeatedly at explaining this power we have to control our life and outcomes, and I love it when other voices join in to corroborate.

I received another 5-star review of my hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) services on my Google business listing.  This gentleman was a smoker for the bulk of his life, 50+ years as he described it, and he’s now a nonsmoker.  I say:  better late than never!

He found his power through our work:

“After trying every other known method to quit smoking, went to Connie six weeks ago and have been smoke free since. Highly recommend her.  I came out of her office a non-smoker.  I tried all the conventional methods to quit and nothing worked.  After 50 years of smoking, it’s almost unbelievable that I do not have any desire for a cigarette and know that I will never smoke again.  Thank you Connie, you’re a life saver.”  Robert B., Camano Island, WA

A life was saved, yes!  And he did it.  I show the way, and help facilitate change with my tools, and the person him or herself holds the power to make it happen.  We unleash YOUR power.  Collaboration.  That’s NLP.

Yay for Robert and a greater enjoyment of life and improved health for the rest of his life.

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm) Mindworks Hypnosis

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

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Curvy Barbies and the Insidious Damage of “Fat Acceptance”

Barbie Dolls

New shape and size “Barbies.”

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

The internet is full of interesting things.  Here’s an item that caught my attention.  Mattel toys has created a new line of Barbies for the first time showing different body types, including “curvy.”

On the surface this seems like a nice thing, showing young girls that there is more than one ideal of beauty.  I grew up with this one:

Classic Barbie Doll

Classic Barbie Doll

Barbie was blonde, perfect blue eyes, beautiful face, long eyelashes, pencil thin disproportionately long legs, with a big chest and tiny waist.  This was nothing like my own image in the mirror.  My husband calls her “anorexic Barbie” and noted what a terrible thing if little girls take that look as an ideal of beauty.  Some do.

So, why am I against the idea of curvy Barbies?

I think curvy Barbie is another piece of something I dislike called “fat acceptance.”  My expertise is understanding how the unconscious mind perceives and creates reality, and “fat acceptance” is inherently an unhealthy message.

Carrying excess weight on the body is a definite health risk, to every organ and system of the body.  Ask your physician!  It leads to a host of illnesses and an early death.  And it’s absolutely not a cause for a fatalistic view:  that’s who I am and I’m going to accept it.  NO! I believe fat acceptance comes from a place of hopelessness.  The truth is, losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight is in our control, and actually easy, with the right tools (skilled hypnotherapy and NLP).

Fat is not genetic, it’s a choice.  People that truly love and accept themselves take action to safeguard their health–because they’re worth it!

There are plus size women flaunting their rolls of fat in bikinis and revealing gowns and such. They’re not doing it from a place of healthy self love, they’re doing it from a place of anger and antagonism and “in your face!” That’s my take on it.  They call it “Fat Liberation” (don’t liberate it in front of me).  “Fat Liberation” is hazardous to health.

I personally will always find fat unattractive.  It’s not beautiful.  It never was, and it never will be. Furthermore, It’s more unhealthy than it is unattractive.  Obesity is an epidemic in this country, a massive one.  And it’s not good.  And telling little girls it’s OK to be fat, that is not good, either.  My two cents.

Here’s the bottom line. I think people are powerful. More than they know. I think people have more control than they know. I think people can create any kind of life or body they want for themselves. I think people can learn to feel amazingly good and make good decisions for themselves. And accepting unhealthy ways and habits is never good.

I dislike “smoking acceptance,” also. Clients come in and say: “I’m a smoker.” No, you’re not. It’s something you’re choosing to do, it’s not who you ARE. Fat is not who you are, either. It might be your current state of mind, but that can change in a heartbeat. Learn more here: http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/hypnosis-results-testimonials-index/weight-loss-hypnosis-seattle/

I believe self love leads to self care.  When you’re ready to experience real self-love, in a body size by design, we can help you do that in a healthy, natural way at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Don’t Accept Overweight, Take Control!

All the Best,
Connie

Another 5-Star Yelp Review of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Another 5-Star Review on YELP

Read my latest 5-Star Yelp Review

Hi, Greater Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

How do we judge success in the work I do, hypnosis and NLP?  We could measure only behavioral change specifically requested, such as:  I stopped smoking, I say no thank you no to cookies and candy, I’m sleeping better, etc.

Or we could measure success by the intangibles, by the positive change in emotions. A client might notice more confidence, more happiness, more control, more energy, more optimism, more motivation, or all of the above.  In Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy ®, better feelings and different behaviors go together.

In my opinion, the biggest impact on life success is feeling differently in our own skin in our own lives. Feeling BETTER.  And those better feelings lead to better decisions in life and then the behavioral changes and improvements of all varieties.  I love it when my clients notice those bigger changes.  Here’s one!  Andrea W. of Bellevue, WA posted a 5-star review of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP online on YELP:

“I went to Connie to get help with my entire outlook on life and myself. I visited her for 5 sessions including the consultation. She really was pretty fantastic! From the moment I met her she was very kind, non-judgmental, and super focused on my needs. She has been through a ridiculous amount of schooling for NLP and really knows how to speak to your unconscious. We worked on different aspects of my life for each session, and she even taught me how to do self-hypnosis to better myself continuously.

Some of the “games” she does with you and the process she takes you through may seem odd and feel weird at times! But honestly, just keep an open mind and follow her directions throughout her sessions! I have felt SO MUCH better since my sessions with Connie and I would recommend her to ANYONE who is experiencing ANY issue really. She customizes each session to what your desires are, whether it’s weight loss, cigarettes, alcohol, depression, phobias……you name it! She is worth the $$ 🙂 ”  — Andrea W. Bellevue, WA

Yay, for success!  Good job, Andrea!  And she’s exactly right.  Those who “go for it” with me, do find life getting better.  With the open-eyed, interactive hypnosis known as NLP, you have to follow my instructions to the letter.  I explain everything thoroughly and make it easy to understand.  In that way, we get the right messages into the unconscious. Unconscious minds are pure positive energy and will do what we ask–we just have to ask in the right way.  That’s the difference with skilled hypnotherapy and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming — effective unconscious communications.  🙂

I love happy clients with successful outcomes like Andrea.  I want more of them.

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm) Mindworks Hypnosis

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

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Just the Two of Us for 35 Years.

Improved relationships with hypnosis

Happy Valentine’s Day to our Hypno Friends!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

We’re coming up on a celebration of love.  Valentine’s Day!  Michael and I send our best wishes for your happy connections, on Valentines Day and always.

Michael and I celebrate our 30th wedding Anniversary this year.  That’s an amazing number!  And we’ve been together 35 years, which is an even more amazing number.  And life together just keeps getting better and better.  Here is a super cute video:

I’m “lucky in love.”

However, in addition to luck, every relationship can be improved with effective ways to communicate and relate.  A “relationship” is really just a series of moments of “relating” and we can change those moments and how we relate at any time. Anyone can learn to have great relationships.

This is also the work we do one on one at Mindworks Hypnosis and teach at Mindworks NLP.  We help people to have new and improved rapport skills, management of emotions, new positive ways or relating and communicating, whether it’s with spouses, significant others, bosses, baristas, or perfect strangers.  Learn more anytime!  I offer free consultations in my office in Bellevue.

Again, Happy Valentines!

All the Best,
Connie

PS: If chocolate consumption gets out of hand, I help with that as well.

My Weight Loss Success – Feel Great and Lose Weight

Happy with hypnosis Weight Loss Success

Do you like what you see when you look in the mirror?

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Today I want to share a weight loss success story.  There are many, many client success stories on my Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP website of all varieties (over 180 at last count), and many, many weight loss success stories in particular.

This one is different.  This one is me.

I have a lot of new readers to my blog and I’d like to share my story again.  One of the things that makes me different from other hypnotists in the area is my confidence, my absolute knowing that hypnosis works to change anything.  That includes habits, health, energy, body size and shape.  How do I know?  I live that success.

That picture up above is me, taken today.  It’s not vanity to do my “selfies,” it’s how I measure weight loss success.  I don’t get on the scale.  I measure success by how I feel and how I look.  How my clothes fit me.  I’m wearing clothes half the size.  I measure success by how much energy I have, walking, climbing stairs, and so on.  I especially like to compare my face to how I used to look, several years ago, before I started using hypnosis & NLP for weight loss. Here is a pic of my face from 2005:

Overweight is a health concern.

Do I look different to you?

I grew up as a child with weight issues and most of my adult life as well.  I know the ins and outs of unhealthy habits and negative thinking, and what drives changes in weight, both up and down.  I know about diets of all varieties, starvation and otherwise. And because I am so intimately conversant in all this, I can help you!  I KNOW how to lose weight and keep it off for years!  I’m doing it.  And I know how to help you to be successful as well.

How do we do this with Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy®?  When I work one on one with my hypnosis weight loss clients, we address everything, including habits, emotions, and beliefs!  We tweak anything and everything that needs changing in you to help you be successful.  We work on:  overeating, food choices, sugar addiction, carbs, emotional eating, stress eating, bored eating, celebration eating, alcohol consumption, speed of eating, mindless eating, not drinking enough water, etc.  We pump up motivation to exercise.  We remove any limiting beliefs that might hinder your success. And, most importantly of all, we improve your self image.  All this changes how you feel, and how you act in the world.

I help you to see yourself as vibrant, happy, and enthused with life, an active person who chooses healthy.  And you become that person.  When I was very young, there was a popular expression:  “what you see is what you get.” Well, it turns out that that is true, as it applies to what you see in your own mind about your own life.

I’ve found the secret to weight loss.  Here it is, in a nutshell.  People think, when I lose weight, then I will have earned the right to feel good and like myself.  I’ll be feeling energetic, proud, confident, sexy, in control, high self esteem, joyous, and so on.

That’s backwards.  It’s not lose weight and feel great.  It’s FEEL GREAT AND LOSE WEIGHT.  In that order.

Once you start feeling better now, with all those good emotions rolling in you (even before you’ve “earned” them), your body begins changing automatically.  With my work, we bring and attach a custom blend of good feelings to your now.  And here comes the weight loss. Patterns shift.  Eating changes.  Easy.  If you check out the many video testimonials of success on my websites, you’ll notice a common theme:  “I feel so good.  And it’s so surprisingly easy to lose weight.”  Those two things are connected, and in the proper order.

I know this is true.  Look at my face.  I’ve done it.  And I am doing it.  One of the big issues people face is regaining weight.  Yo-yo dieting, it’s called.  Well, I’ve been a lighter weight for 10 years now.  Long term!  When you’re focused on healthy and feeling good, that’s just the way it is and how you live.  I help you focus.  And maintain focus.  I give you tools to take home to maintain success long term.

What would you think of a hypnotist who is obese telling you they can help you to lose weight?   If they could, why don’t they do it for themselves?  What would you think of a timid, self-doubt-ridden hypnotist telling you they can increase your confidence?  If they could, why don’t they do it for themselves?  What would you think of a physician who is a chain smoker telling you to lay off the cigarettes?  There’s something called “congruency” and it’s important in life and in business.  I just call it “walking the talk.”

Hypnosis and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming–a high tech conversational hypnosis) are the tools that we work with to get you from A to B.  If A is overweight and B is looking in the mirror and smiling with pleasure and success at the healthier face looking back, I can help.  Let’s do it!

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm) Mindworks Hypnosis

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
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Another Quit Smoking Success Story – Testimonial for Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

No smoking

Skilled NLP & Hypnosis Works to Kick the Butt out of Your Smoking Habit.

Hi, Hypnosis & NLP Readers!

Another happy hypnotherapy stop smoking story.  I love to find these success gems in my email box.  It makes my day.  This Seattle area gentleman had a smoking habit that lasted over FIFTY YEARS!    Wow. Happily, it’s over now.

Yay!  Here’s what Robert B. of Camano Island has to say about our work.

“Hi Connie, Thank you so much for helping me with my 50+ year smoking habit. I have not had a cigarette in almost 6 weeks. Not only do I not have any desire to smoke, I know that I will never again allow cigarettes to control my life.

I tried to quit before. I know now that I was not ready to quit. I started smoking again and figured I was doomed to a life of smoke. When I came to see you just before Christmas of 2015, I was ready. And, as I mentioned, have not had a cigarette in 6 weeks. I can’t thank you enough.” Robert B. Camano Island, WA.

It just goes to show, when you’re ready for change, it happens.  And it’s easy.

When you’re ready, let’s get started!  I can help you quit smoking.  And so many more behavioral changes.  What is a longer life and a better quality of life worth to you?

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm)

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Licensed Trainer of NLP®
www.mindworkshypnosis.net
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Why Limiting Beliefs Belong in the Trash Heap

Don't let limiting beliefs imprison your mind.

Don’t let limiting beliefs imprison your mind.

Hi, Hypnosis & NLP Friends!

People often come in to my office for very specific habit and behavioral changes.  “I want to quit smoking!”  “I want to stay away from the sugar!”  And so on.  We can do that. However, in the course of doing that, we do more.  We change larger mind sets and ways of thinking about self and the world by removing limiting beliefs.

What is a limiting belief?  It’s an idea/feeling about self and the world that gets lodged in the brain that limits a person.  It limits their full expression and enjoyment of life.  Examples:  “I’m not good enough.”  “I can’t do it.”  “I’m not worthy.”  “No one could love me.”  “I’m a victim in the world.”  These are not truths about anyone.  These are ideas, that can and should change.

Here’s an analogy.  Imagine getting a rock caught in your shoe.  It makes walking difficult. It hurts!  You COULD continue to walk with it in there, and suffer more.  But why? Why not take your shoe off for a moment, and shake it out!  Put your shoe back on and life is immediately more comfortable.  Suddenly you can go places, and it’s easy.

A person’s limiting beliefs are probably the most nasty, destructive things I encounter in my NLP and hypnotherapy help work.  They negatively impact every aspect of a person’s life, personal and business relationships, financial success, health, learning, and so on! This is precisely why I love helping a person to remove them so much. Limiting beliefs are garbage, and they belong in the trash heap!  That’s an essential part of the work we do–put them there.

We can remove a lifetime of limiting beliefs in a session or two of Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy.  Amazing, but true.  These changes are the REAL changes, the power changes.  The behaviorial changes (I lost weight or I quit smoking) are really a lesser deal. They are simply a byproduct of new empowered beliefs.

When you’re ready for change, call me.  In my extensive Q&A with clients, I discover any limiting beliefs–and in the course of our work we get rid of them.  It’s trash day!

Connie Brannan, CHt.All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

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Another Five-Star Review of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP on YELP

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP offers the best hypnotherapy in the a Pacific Northwest.

The power of mind unlocked with hypnosis.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP has over 175 happy client success stories on our website. However, that’s not the only place to find information about us. Sometimes the happiness and satisfaction radiate out onto the internet at large.  There are numerous 5-star reviews of our hypnosis and NLP services posted online over the last few years

We’ve gotten another!  🙂  Here’s what Coli V., of the Greater Seattle area, says about us:

“I went to Connie for help twice. Both times I had significant, lasting results. She was very kind and skilled in our sessions, never once making me feel that we couldn’t tackle my problems. I would, and often do, highly recommend Connie and her services.”  — Coli V.

Significant, lasting results.  That’s what it’s all about.

If you’d like help with making changes in your life, we do indeed have tools to help.  And, again, our approach is very different from other modalities like medical pill-pushing or gastric surgeries, which try to change the body only and hope the mind will follow.  Also, very different from counseling which tries to get conscious mind participation in change. That’s not very effective. With hypnotherapy and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming, we get to the roots of the problem, where it lives, in the UNconscious mind. And fix it there.

Also, unlike those other methodolgies, hypnotherapy and NLP services are super brief therapies.  Generally, no more than four sessions are needed to see positive changes in behaviors, thinking, affect, etc.

Come on in and discover what works for yourself.  Coli did.

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLPAll the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™

Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

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http://www.loseweightseattle.com
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http://www.seattlehypnosisforphobias.com
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Happy Holidays from Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Hello, Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Enthusiasts!

The holidays are upon us!  Happy Holidays to you!

Michael and I wish you all a 2016 filled with health, joy, and success. If those things do not spontaneously generate, create them!  NLP and hypnosis are amazing tools to make that happen.

All the Best,
Connie & Michael

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Grow Your Happiness, with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

We invite you to experience this mind bending, eye spinning video.  Ready for an altered state of consciousness?  Write the word “happy” on a piece of paper, and hold it at the ready. Then, focus your attention deeply within the spiral.  And, notice what happens.  (This video is best viewed as full screen, high definition mode.)

Happy Holidays from Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. We wish you all a wonderful, joy-filled holiday season and New Year!  Make it happy!

If your word “happy” appeared to be shrinking with this exercise, rather than growing, then it’s time for you to hi-tail it to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. We’ll turn that around for you. 🙂 We’re the best results-driven hypnotherapy & NLP services in the Pacific Northwest.  We specialize in making your all year’s resolutions reality.

Connie and Michael Brannan of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Connie and Michael Brannan of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

All the Best,
Connie & Michael
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

 

 

 

 




Goodbye to Test Anxiety — Hypnosis & NLP Leads to Success

Find your resourceful thinking, with Seattle's best Hypnosis: Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Find your resourcefulness, with Seattle’s best Hypnosis: Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Another client sent me a happy report of positive changes in his life after our work.  Yay! This gentleman was facing some re-certification testing for his work.  Prior attempts to pass the test had been anxiety laden and unsuccessful.  Hypnosis gave him the confidence and focus he needed.  Here is John K’s report:

“I did the re-certification test and completed it fairly easily, had a couple of issues but didn’t get frustrated or angry because of the issues.  At that point I still didn’t connect our sessions with my improved ability or attitude. It wasn’t until the ride home when I was just thinking of how easy it seemed to be and what was different than the last few times I had to do it; then it hit me like a ton of bricks! My success is truly due to our sessions! So the progress on that level has been and is amazing!”  John K., Bellevue, WA

Life is full of testing situations, isn’t it?  If you need help to be all that you an be and thrive in those situations, here’s a place to improve yourself:  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, a Bellevue, Washington, hypnotherapy clinic.

Happy Holidays to all my “The Hypnotizer” Readers!

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm)

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

Hypnosis for New Year’s Resolutions

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP for your New Year's Resolutions

It’s time for hypnosis!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

In addition to our hypnotherapy and NLP clinical work in the Seattle area, we also teach through our private career school.  And we’ve had some fabulous students over the years. Here is a post for “The Hypnotizer” by a guest blogger, my student, Alexa Ritter.  Alexa is an amazing hypnotist and Licensed Master Practitioner of NLP®

Enjoy Alexa’s words of wisdom!  All the Best, Connie

Hypnosis for New Year’s Resolutions by Alexa Ritter

How many times have you made a New Year’s Resolution?  Maybe 25? 35? 45? 50? 70? And how many times did you stick to your resolution for the entire year? That number, if you are anything like the rest of us, is probably a lot lower.

This is because change can be difficult if one tries to do it through will-power alone.  The main reason why anyone is celebrated or praised for adhering to a New Year’s resolution is because they are fighting an uphill battle and “surviving”.

As Albert Einstein once proclaimed, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could simply decide to make a change in your life, and then sit back and relax as your wish becomes your mind’s command?

With hypnosis, you don’t even have to try to achieve your goals! The struggle fades away, and the battle is won instantly.  You can say “goodbye” to that miserable year-long process of attempting to create change, and say “hello” to becoming the boss of your own life!

If your boss told you to do something, you would do it without hesitation. Just like your boss is in charge of you at work, your unconscious mind is in charge of how your life works.

However, your unconscious mind isn’t just some old boss – it is you—the manifestation and accumulation of all that you can be, and all the power you have. It is limitless, expansive, creative, and omnipotent, regardless of any preconceived notion of what you can and cannot do.

The reason why you may have struggled to create change in the past is because your conscious, analytical mind stopped you. It came up with all sorts of excuses, limiting beliefs, bad ideas, and temptations. The funny thing is, that whatever change you wanted to make, was more than likely a conscious idea. And by eventually limiting and contradicting itself, your conscious mind really was unresourceful.

Unlike the conscious mind, the unconscious mind is extremely resourceful.  It knows exactly how to make all the changes necessary in order for you to have what you desire. Permanently and easily!

During hypnosis, your unconscious mind is given suggestions, or instructions on what needs to be done. It then finds a healthful and appropriate way to take you there, and demands compliance from your conscious mind. Your conscious mind stops creating the problem, and fully accepts the effective course of action formulated by your unconscious.

So why not make this year different? Why not utilize your unconscious mind to make changes instantly, easily, and permanently?

Not only will you receive praise from your friends and family for sticking to your New Year’s resolutions, you will do it almost effortlessly, and your lasting success will become an inspiration to them. They will want to know your secret!

And hypnosis is the answer!

Learn Self Hypnosis with Connie — A Live Event!

Best Seattle area hypnosis & NLP

Access your creative mind!

Hi, Seattle area Hypnosis Friends!

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” –Maimonides

When someone comes into my office, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, I guide them into change.  I also like to teach them self-hypnosis.  It’s their power to make a better life on an ongoing basis.

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=11562&mc=1893&pc=1817

Here’s a special event to learn self hypnosis inexpensively in a group setting. It’s a two evening event through Bellevue College Continuing Education. Dec 2 & 9. $89  The name of the course is “Building Confidence & Self Esteem Through Self Hypnosis.”  Yes, self hypnosis is great for that, AND so much more.  You can sign up through Bellevue College at the link above, and begin a world of positive changes.

All the Best,
Connie

More Info:  🙂  Experience hypnosis and learn to do-it-yourself. Connie guides you, teaches you, and helps you install an instant trigger for trance, and learn the power of words and positive intention.   More about Connie:  www.mindworkshypnosis.net and www.seattlenlptraining.com.

Happy Thanksgiving from Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP holiday greetings

Gobble up some joy!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our hypnosis friends, clients and students!

The holidays are upon us!  🙂  It’s a good time to pause and reflect on all the wonderful and positive people and things and happy events in our lives.

Remember, what you focus on expands, so here’s to MORE of that (the good things) for you in the days and weeks and months to come!Best of Seattle Area Hypnosis Connie & Michael Brannan

Warm Regards,
Connie & Michael

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What Can Hypnosis Help With?

Hypnosis unlocks your power of mind!Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I’ve been doing this work, hypnosis and NLP, in the Seattle area for 9 years now. And what I absolutely sense is that hypnosis is becoming more recognized as something that WORKS.  Something that helps.  More and more people are considering it as a powerful and QUICK and lasting solution to the problems of everyday living.  And so they should, because it is.  🙂

Michael and I have a saying, and you can quote us:  “If the mind is involved in the activity, then hypnosis can help.”  “If the mind is involved in the activity.”  That’s everything!  And because so many new people are becoming aware of hypnosis, I think it bears repeating: Here are just a few of the things that hypnosis can help with:

Anger Management
Accelerated Power to Heal
Better Relationships
Claustrophobia
Compulsive Thinking
Confidence Building
Confidence in Dating
Confidence Driving
Creative Problem Solving
Dealing with Stress
End Migraines
Eat Healthy
End Alcohol Abuse
End Anxiety
End Depression
End Excessive Guilt
End Negative Thinking
Enhance Sex
Enjoy Meeting New People
Fear of Dentists
Fear of Elevators
Fear of Heights
Fear of Loneliness
Fear of Open Spaces
Fear of Rejection
Fear of Snakes
Fear of Spiders
Fear of Success
Feel Good – Look Good
Find Your Passion
Gambling Addiction
Get Over What Others Think
Get Popular Social Comfort
Golf Enhancement
Goodbye Jealous Thoughts
Goodbye Tension Headaches
Healthy Eating
Healthy Hypnosis for Life Style Changes
High Blood Pressure
Hypochondria
Increase Assertiveness
Increase Your Concentration
Insecurity
Interview with Confidence
Job Loss
Learning Languages
Mental Toughness
Midlife Crisis
More Creativity
More Motivated
Motivation for Exercise
Optimism
Organization Skills
Overcome Caffeine Addiction
Overcome Fear of Failure
Overcome Social Anxiety
Pain Management
Panic Attacks
Perfect Sleeping
Perform at Your Best
Performance Nerves
Personal Growth and Development
Phobias and Fears
Positive Self Belief
Pregnancy Nausea
Public Speaking
Quit Smoking
Recover from Divorce
Relationship Insecurity
Relax Socially
Relief from Stress
Say ‘No’ with Confidence
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Self Actualization
Self Development
Self Esteem
Self Hypnosis
Sexual Performance Anxiety
Shopping Compulsion
Shortcut to Meditation
Shyness
Speak in Public with Confidence
Sports Hypnosis
Start Conversations
Stick-to-it-iveness
Stop Bedwetting
Stop Biting Your Fingernails
Stop Blushing
Stop Procrastinating
Stop Self Sabotage
Stop Writers Block
Teeth Grinding
Test Anxiety
Weight Loss Hypnosis
Workplace Motivation

If any of these positive changes are on your “to do,” list, come in to our offices and learn how we can help.  Mindworkshypnosis & NLP, that’s Seattle’s best and highest skilled hypnotherapy.

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLPAll the Best,
Connie

Goodbye to Fear of Failure and Fear of Rejection – Client Testimonial

Best Seattle Area Hypnotherapy, that's Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Get happy, with hypnosis.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Some people are ready for change and success.  Are you one of them?  Kal, from Seattle, sure was. We had a few sessions, and now he sees himself and the world in a whole new way, a more resourceful way.

Goodbye, fear of failure and fear of rejection–that was ridiculous in the first place, and now it’s gone.  There is nothing standing in the way of his success now.  Yay, for Kal! He’s found more power through our NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and hypnosis change work.

Here’s what Kal reports about his experience with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP:

“Working with Connie one-on-one is the best decision I’ve made to create breakthroughs and lasting change in my life and career.  Before engaging Connie, I was using the approach of rationalization to work around fear of rejection and failure with limited success. However, what made the difference with Connie is that she customizes the NLP techniques for individual goals and objectives, thereby transforming thought patterns to produce lasting change and effective results. Did I mention she is funny, excellent at what she does, and a delight to work with?” ~ Kal, Seattle

Change is easy, with the right tools.

If you’re ready for some new positive energy in your life, we can do that.  If you’re ready to let go of limiting beliefs, we can do that, as well.  The right tools, in the right hands, can work wonders.  Find out for yourself.  Call us and learn more about Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy:  425-564-8608.  www.mindworkshypnosis.net

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLPAll the Best,
Connie

Hypnosis Solves the Problems of Daily Life

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLPHi, Hypnosis Friends!

Hot off the presses!  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is taking part in a global education campaign to spread the good word on hypnosis.  (That’s what this blog itself has always been about, by the way).  This current campaign is through the NGH, National Guild of Hypnotists, of which I am a proud member.  I’m sharing our press release here.

All the Best, Connie

For Immediate Release

Hypnosis Solves the Problems of Daily Life

Bellevue, WA, 11/6/15 — Professional Clinical Hypnotherapist & Licensed Trainer of NLP ®, Connie Brannan, is taking part in a global education campaign to share the message that hypnosis is a simple, safe and highly effective way for people to address the problems of daily life. Routinely used in the health care industry as a valued tool, by athletes to improve focus and performance and by successful business professionals, celebrities and other high-profile individuals for relaxation and stress management, hypnosis also offers efficient applications for solving the types of problems people struggle with daily.

Presented by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) (www.ngh.net), the nation’s oldest, largest and leading organization for professional hypnotists, the campaign is sharing in-depth information about the role of hypnotists in helping people of all ages and with a range of problems. Seattle, WA area resident, Connie Brannan, a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, is recognized for her services that help people break bad habits, establish healthy new routines and enhance their daily lives.

Among the many types of challenges that can be resolved or improved through hypnosis are: smoking cessation, overeating, emotional eating, cravings, exercise and activity levels, sports performance, stress reduction, sleep disorders, fear of speaking in public, test taking anxiety, increasing self-esteem, procrastination and other issues that hold people back from living their best life.

Connie Brannan has been a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists since 2006.   Connie runs a successful clinical hypnosis practice in Bellevue, WA.  She maintains an A+ rating as an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau.  She has 175+ client success stories on her website, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  With her husband, Michael Brannan, she also owns and operates a Washington State licensed private career school, Mindworks NLP, and teaches hypnosis and NLP.  NLP is Neuro Linguistic Programming, a high tech conversational hypnosis.  Connie knows the power of these methodologies first hand, as well as through her client work, having lost over 80 pounds herself, and erasing her decades long spider phobia and perfume allergy.  Michael Brannan is past President of the Washington State Chapter of the NGH.

Established in 1950, in Boston, Massachusetts, the National Guild of Hypnotists is the preeminent professional organization for professional hypnotists. Over the years, the NGH has led the profession, receiving recognition in the United States Congressional Record for its accomplishments.

The organization has established a strict universal code of ethics for the profession and has developed and maintains a rigorous certification program based on a standardized curriculum. Extensive and ongoing training is required of National Guild of Hypnotists members receiving NGH certification.

To learn more about Connie Brannan’s services and trainings in the Seattle, Washington area, contact her directly at http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net and http://www.seattlenlptraining.com.   Find out more about the National Guild of Hypnotists at www.ngh.net.

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Contact information:
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Empowerment in Action for a Healthier Lifestyle

Weight loss success with Seattle's Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Goodbye binge eating.  Goodbye, allure of candies and carbs.  Goodbye, inertia for exercise.  Here’s Judy of Bellevue, Washington.  She’s noticing all manner of changes in her habits and thinking, smarter food choices, and move motivation to get active.  From there comes the more slender body.

Where did these changes come from?  Her powerful unconscious mind. How did she get into the control panel of the mind to create new settings in herself:  Guided skilled NLP and hypnotherapy.  That’s the expertise of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  Getting under the hood (so to speak) and adjusting what needs adjusting for optimal life.

If you would like to LOSE weight during this holiday season rather than gain it, we can help.  Call us anytime for a free in office consultation.  425-564-8608.  We are the weight loss experts, not only helping others achieve that success, we are living it ourselves as well.

As a refresher, here’s me, before and after hypnosis.

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

It works!  Check it out!

All the Best,
Connie
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

 

Not That, This! An NLP Visualization Technique for Positive Change

Happy successful life with NLP and hypnotherapy.Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

How would you like to learn to minimize problems out of existence?  You can!  Here’s an easy and powerful NLP technique to “explain to the brain” the things you want and the things you don’t want.  Not that!  This!

I was working with a lady in my office one day recently, and in the course of our work, she complained to me: “You’re minimizing my problem!” Yes! Yes, I am. And so should you. That’s the whole point of this work: to minimize problem(s) out of existence. And yes, we can.

Would you like to minimize your problems to the point that they don’t exist? Here’s an NLP technique to do just that. Literally.  Read more…

http://mindworkshypnosis.net/hypnotizer/seattle-nlp-training-visual-swish-technique/

A problem is only a problem if we define it as such in our own mind and life. Take “stuck in traffic” for an example. Some people caught in Seattle traffic listen to music and smile and dream happy thoughts. Others smack the wheel in rage and hurl obscenities and skyrocket their blood pressure. It’s the same situation, the response is different.

One man’s misery is another man’s joy. My sister works in the field of accounting, and she loves it. It’s her passion. I did that work for awhile, and let me tell you, it was not my passion. It was mind dead boredom. I know a man who had his leg blown off in the war. He’s not vegetating in a wheelchair like others in his situation, he’s out and about helping design his own artificial running leg. He’s an athlete. And he runs.

Things stop us from achieving our goals only if we let them. The right mind set and the right set of driving emotions moves us forward. Here’s the great and relatively unknown aspect of all this. We control that mind set and set of driving emotions.

That control panel is called NLP. Neuro Linguistic Programming. We can control how we feel, think, and act. We can program (instruct) our minds to respond how it’s useful and appropriate to respond to move us forward towards our goals. Any goals. That’s NLP.

This control panel in our minds is sensory operated. It’s visual. It’s sound-based. It’s feeling based. And these things, pictures, sounds and feelings, lead us into behaviors and beliefs. People think of beliefs as solid things, tangible, like a rock. They’re not. They’re more fluid, like a flowing river. And we can change the direction of them at will. That’s NLP. It’s effective communication with our unconscious minds, that part of us which defines and determines our reality

This programming (instruct the mind) technique I’m sharing today is visual. I call it: Not that, This! It’s formal name is “The Visual Swish.” In this technique, we take the unconscious mind by the hand and show it clearly what we want. And what we don’t want.

When the unconscious mind understands what we want, it will take us there. A simple still image can convey an enormous amount of complex information and meaning. “A picture is worth a thousand words,” as they say. Looking at a picture, we absorb incredibly large amounts of data quickly.

Again, here’s the article:

http://mindworkshypnosis.net/hypnotizer/seattle-nlp-training-visual-swish-technique/

Not that feeling, this one. Not that belief, this one. Not that habit, this one. Not that body, this one.

Play with this visual technique. It’s a five minute process which could change your thinking and your actions, your outlook and your life.

I hope you enjoy your “Not That, This!” outcomes. There’s so much more to this control panel in our minds. If you’d ever like to learn how to run your mind and optimize your life, take our Seattle NLP Training courses. Michael and I are Licensed Trainers of NLP ® through the originator of NLP, and we offer certification courses here in the Seattle area.

All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Licensed Trainer of NLP ®
Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

Happy Hypnotic Halloween!

Hi, Seattle Area & Beyond Hypnosis Friends!

Michael and I LOVE this holiday, which celebrates the power of imagination.  Here’s hoping your Halloween adventures are all treats and not tricks.

Whether it’s handing out candy to the little neighborhood hobgoblins or dressing up yourselves and partying, have fun and be safe.

All the Best,
Connie & Michael

Here’s our Halloween costumes.

Hypnosis is imagination.

 

Experience Hypnosis – Bellevue College Event 10-21-15

Seattle Hypnotherapy & NLP BellevueHi, Hypnosis Friends and Enthusiasts!

Here is an opportunity to get hypnotized and experience that state of being which is calm, quiet, clear-minded, and creative.  Here’s a chance to see something useful change in your life.  It’s my A Chance to Trance one evening experiential class at Bellevue College on 10/21/15 at 7:00 pm:

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=12634&mc=1893&pc=1817

Hypnosis is an experience I believe everyone in the universe should enjoy as a means to goal achievement.  Not only do I teach hypnosis and use it in my business Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, I use it myself.  And do you know what, it works!

People who have heard about hypnosis think it’s limited in it’s uses.  FALSE.  It can help achieve the proper mindset and body cooperation for any goal.  Here’s a personal example:

I had oral surgery yesterday.  It was supposedly “a big deal,” with pain killers prescribed and a million rules and do’s and don’t do’s for “post op.”  I used self hypnosis for accelerated, perfect healing, and do you know what?  Today I feel fine.  It took one ibuprofen after the surgery, that’s it.  No pain.  No swelling.  The surgeon was recommending sedation medication for the surgery itself (and told me that was typical for his patients).  I said, no thank you.  And I didn’t need it.  I used self hypnosis to remain calm, and relaxed throughout.

Our minds are more powerful than we use.  If you’re ready to learn more about hypnosis and experience that state for yourself, then my event next week is for you.  It’s moocho inexpensive.  You can sign up through Bellevue College at the link above.   Hope to see you there!

Las Vegas Marci Wedding 10-15 014All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
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A Cat’s Eye View

NLP Eye Accessing CatHere’s a brief video I created tonight. I call it: “A Cat’s Eye View.”

The eyes have it!  Check out this curious cat as he demonstrates for you the NLP eye accessing cues. Eye movement reveals thought patterns. NLP is a conversational hypnosis that teaches us how to communicate effectively and create change in ourselves and others. Mindworks NLP is a Licensed Private Career School in Washington State and Connie & Michael Brannan are Licensed Trainers of NLP®.

NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming, is a methodology I teach as well as use in my Hypnotherapy practice.  It’s my number one tool, my go to.  NLP is really something super fascinating.  It’s all about the mind and how it works (hence my business name, “Mindworks”) and how we create change.  It’s about effective communications and our mental strategies for success (or failure) for joy (or misery).  We alter the unconscious mind strategies to create more success and more joy.

All the Best,
Connie
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

Designer Beliefs ™

Mind Functions and HypnosisThought for the day:

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ― Lewis Carroll

What you believe creates who you are and how you live.  We at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP help you create new beliefs as well as implement those changes that flow from them. We ourselves have a very firmly held belief:  people are infinitely resourceful.  That means, yes, you can!

Whatever outcome it is.  If you believe you can, you will find a way.  Here’s another quotation:  “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”  Hypnosis pops you into your inner mind to facilitate “finding the way.”  If you need help with “the will” side of the equation, we can help there, too.  We call our process of belief alteration and implementation:  Designer Beliefs™.  Michael and I have developed a process whereby we help you believe what it’s useful and important to believe about yourself and the world.  Such as:

— I can do it!

— I deserve it!

— I’m good enough!

— I’m worthy!

— Change is easy!

— The time is now!

These things are all true about you.  Wouldn’t it be nice to believe them?  REALLY believe them.  And activate change based on them.

Learn more anytime at http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/faq/ or give us a call at (425) 564-8608 and come on in for a free in person office consultation.

Connie Brannan, Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapist

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

Two for One: Self Confidence Issues & Performance Anxiety Removed in One Session

The Best Seattle hypnosis private sessions with Connie Brannan, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Find yours! Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Hi, Seattle area and beyond Hypnosis Friends!

Yay, for success!  Here’s another happy client testimonial.  Desirae Townsend, of Maple Valley, WA. had two main goals entering my office.  As she told me, she had “struggled since childhood with a fear of performance.”  She wanted to share her music, her joy with her family, friends, other musicians, and was unable to do so.  She also had this ridiculous embedded belief:  ‘I’m not good enough.”  As I told her, “that’s got to go!”  And so we did.

She had one two-hour Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy session with me last month at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  We worked on those issues, and I also taught her self hypnosis as well.  She was kind enough to send me an update on her positive changes.  Here’s Desirae, sharing her excitement:

“Hi Connie,

I just wanted to give you an update on my progress post appointment for performance anxiety and self esteem.  About not feeling good enough… That has been totally reversed.  I never even think that anymore.  The cool part is that I used to get anxiety stepping into new situations by myself or sometimes even going to the store but now I don’t even question I, just step right in.  It’s been so awesome and I feel a huge sense of freedom!

Re: performance:  I have since had 3 guitar lessons and have had no trouble playing my guitar in front of my teacher or anyone else that I told you about. I’ve also used the self hypnosis tools you taught me numerous times since our session and they are working great as well.

Thank you so much!  You have changed my life!!  I’m so grateful to you!!!  I will always recommend your work!!  What you do to help people is so important and so powerful. Thank you again! I can’t say that enough.”  — Desirae Townsend, Maple Valley, WA.

Just a note on self hypnosis.  It’s a fantastic tool.  I offer it to clients.  Remember that old saying:  give a man a fish, he has dinner.  Teach him how to fish, and he has ability to feed himself for life.  Coming to my office is a nice, big salmon presented on a platter.  Self hypnosis is fishing!  I’m glad Desirae is using self hypnosis.

Find out more about what I do and how I can help you personally.  I offer private client sessions in my office in the beautiful Bellefield Office Park in Bellevue, WA.  I also offer a free in person consultation.  No obligation, and no cost.  Because, when people understand what this is, this transformational power of skilled NLP plus hypnotherapy, well, they jump on it!

Call me and we’ll set up a meeting.  I’m happy to do that!  My phone number is (425) 564-8608, and of course all my information is here:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net.

Best Seattle Hypnotherapist & NLPAll the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
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http://www.seattlenlptraining.com
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http://www.seattlehypnosisworks.com

A Chance to Trance – Discover Hypnosis (Bellevue College Continuing Education)

Self Hypnosis at Bellevue College

A Chance to Trance, Oct 21st at 7:00 pm

Hi, Seattle Area Hypnosis Friends!

For those of you curious about hypnosis and the power of your own mind to create success, here’s something exciting and easy to do.  Attend my one evening course on goal setting and hypnosis.

It’s October 21st, for two hours, at Bellevue College’s North Campus in Bellevue.  It’s an experiential evening.  By that I mean:  you get hypnotized.  And you get to participate in one of my “hypnotic interventions” that I use in my office work, to set a goal into your life such that your mind works overtime to make it happen.  All this fun and learning for $49.  Wow, as they say!

This offering is through the Adult Continuing Ed Department of Bellevue College, and if you’d like to attend you must sign up through them.  Here is their web link:

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=12634&mc=1893&pc=1817

More info:

A Chance to Trance: Discover Hypnosis for Goal Achievement  

Everyone can be hypnotized and learn to focus their own unconscious minds in powerful ways to achieve their goals.  If you’ve ever wondered what trance is like, here’s your chance to experience hypnosis first hand and be guided through an ingenious process of goal manifestation by Master Hypnotist & Licensed Trainer of NLP®, Connie Brannan. Bring a pillow, if you like, and bring a goal for your life success!

I hope to see you there!

Warm Regards,
Connie

Stressed? Anxious? What if emotions could turn on a dime?

Seattle hypnotherapy clinic Mindworks Hypnosis

Change your thinking, change your mood.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

With hypnosis and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming, we can program in new responses in any given situation.   The boss is yelling, traffic is congested, your significant other is in a bad mood, the restaurant is out of just the thing you wanted. They call it “situational stress.”  What if, after hypnotherapy…that same situation became situational calm, or situaltional happy, or situational “I can handle it!”  We can do that!

I think this video is cute.  And it demonstrates an important fact.  We can change our emotions on a dime.  FAST!

Cute baby!  She’s crying, looking like a full-blown tantrum is going to ensue.  Then, suddenly, she hears her happy music.  And the dancing begins!  Instant change.  For those of you who think “change is slow and difficult,” watch her face.  We’re talking instant change!

With NLP, and Neuro Linguistic hypnosis therapy, we give  you control, to turn a negative emotion and response into a positive one.  When you choose to do it.  We can also program your mind and life for those responses to become automated in a particular context.  This little girl has been programmed in a natural manner, in a great way.  Music = dancing and happy.  It doesn’t matter what was going on before.

We can take control of these automatic responses.  Goodbye, fear, anxiety, phobic responses, distraction, procrastination, and so on.

Find out more anytime in an in person explanatory meeting.  Call us for a free consultation. No charge, no obligation.  Just an opportunity to learn more, and hear what a professional change worker says about your mind and your untapped abilities to feel more resourceful now.

All the Best,
Connie

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

A New Mindset = New Eating Habits = Hypnosis Works!

Seattle Hypnotherapy NLP Success Weight Loss

Michelle Ganey, of Buckley, WA is loving her new found diet success secret:  it’s hypnosis!

Battling menopause and the weight gain at that time had been a struggle for Michelle.  No more.  She’s changed her eating habits, as quickly as flipping a light switch.  And the result is, she’s lost her first 7 pounds in about a week.  How did she do that?

Skilled hypnotherapy and NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Here’s what Michelle has to say about working with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, and this jump start to her success:

When you discover hypnosis for yourself and the awesome power it can unleash, you’ll be impressed, too.  Call anytime to learn more.  We do offer a free in office in person consultation.  That’s a wonderful opportunity for you to meet your Professional Hypnotherapist face-to-face and get an understanding of the tools and processes involved.  Call us!  425-564-8608.

All the Best,
Connie

Teenage Empowerment Client Testimonial

Greater Seattle Clinical Hypnotherapy NLP ServicesHi, Hypnosis Friends!

Some people complain about their lot in life, as though there were nothing to be done.  “I can’t.”  Some people look at their life, and determine to make it different.

Some people declare themselves victims, and remain stuck.  Some people get tough, get strong, and act.  “I’m doing it!”

Alexa is one of the powerful people in this world. And she’s only a teenager.  She’s decided to have a great life, and she’s come to realize who is in charge of that.  She is. I’m so proud of her and the work we’ve been doing together.  Here are comments she made yesterday about her experience of NLP and hypnosis:

“I used to be slightly skeptical, but working with Connie took me from a miserable and depressed state, to a state of being head-over-heels in love with my life and myself.  I now feel as though I can do anything, as if I have endless chances and options.

I feel this way because it is true. It is my reality. And it can be yours too. The mind is the only thing that can hold you back, but it is also the only thing that can set you free.

If you need to create control, success, and positive change in your life, I highly encourage you to give Connie Brannan a call.  She is kind, down-to-Earth, unique, and she radiates positivity.”  Alexa,  Seattle, WA

Thank you, Alexa!  Once you cross that bridge, from victim-hood to empowerment, there’s no going back.  It reframes life and every event.  You realize that you control how you communicate and respond and feel and believe.  So make those communications effective, those responses useful, those feelings glorious and joyous, and those beliefs those of “I can!”

All the Best,
Connie

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
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Skeptical Transforms into Success

Clinical hypnotherapy in Bellevue Mindworks Hypnosis

Find your happy with Mindworks Hypnosis.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Because of the myths and misunderstandings of hypnosis floating around in the world, some people are skeptical and don’t really understand it’s power.  Until they do.  The proof is in the pudding.  Always.

M.L.J, of Seattle came into Mindworks Hypnosis for NLP services and hypnotherapy for the purpose of anxiety and stress release, both in the work setting and in her personal relationships.  She was skeptical.  At first.  And yet she was open to go for it.  Now she knows something different, and that difference is success in her goal, the absence of stress.

Here’s her short and sweet report after NLP and hypnosis:

“Although I was skeptical at first it really did help. I haven’t felt stressed at all.” —  M.L.J., Seattle, WA

Think about the power of that change.  “I haven’t felt stressed.  AT ALL.”   Good job, M!

When people are caught up in stress, they don’t see the world or themselves clearly.  I helped another gentleman with anxiety just yesterday in Bellevue, and here is what he told me he noticed immediately afterward.

He commented that not only did he feel different (calm, safe, and confident), the world looked different to him. Literally. Colors brighter, more present in the moment and noticing the things around him more. He said he looked at his face in the mirror and that he looked different to himself, more good looking.

Wow!  That’s success.  Now all he has to do is hold onto those good feelings.  And I gave him a tool to do so and taught him how to use it.  That’s NLP — a supercharged, powerful and quick hypnosis.

If only more people knew the truth about hypnosis.  It’s something so positive and so powerful, and so COOL.  And so helpful.

If you’d like a taste of calm, or confident, or any other blend of good feelings, call us.  We are the creators of Designer Feelings™  We’re happy to help.  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

All the Best,
Connie

Entertainer Finds Her Performance Confidence

Hypnosis for Performance Confidence

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Performance anxiety is never a good thing in any setting:  taking a test at school, playing your sport, giving a speech. But what a terrible state of affairs for an entertainer to have performance anxiety onstage.

Until they realize they don’t have to.

I was pleased to work with a professional singer recently, who reports that she is “thrilled with her progress!”  after one session.  Here’s her happy report:

“Hi, Connie,

You and I had a session to help me with my performance anxiety.   I had my rehearsals for my current production, which in the past would cause me some distress.   I am happy to say that I have good news  to report, and I am thrilled with my progress! 

Since my session, I have been feeling much more calm and positive in my chorus and solo singing. Furthermore, my ability to focus in high pressure situations has improved, thus resulting in the level of performance that I had always felt I was capable of achieving in practice, but what my anxiety would often hinder in performance.

I have sung a few times since our session, and these experiences have all been positive, so much that I feel myself rebuilding the foundation of trust and faith in myself that I thought I had lost forever.  I want to thank you so much for your help.   I had almost given up on the thing I love, but this has given my mind much needed peace.

I will continue to share my story with others, and if anyone expresses interest upon hearing it, I will be sure to refer your practice.  Thank you again!”  — J.M., Bothell, WA.

Yay, JM!  You go, girl.  What’s next?  American Idol?  🙂  I can help with any dreams.

All the Best,
Connie

What is Hypnosis Useful For? Discover Hypnosis Webinar Excerpt

Seattle hypnotherapy clinic Mindworks Hypnosis

Find your happiness with hypnosis.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Yesterday evening, Michael and I shared some thoughts and insights into how the mind works and hypnosis as a change tool.  We had a lot of fun, it was our first ever Webinar offering online.

It’s cool, and it’s easy for participants, as anyone with internet can join us from their own home or phone.  It was a great learning experience for us, as well, as to the technical necessities of this form of online sharing of info.

In the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing snippets of our presentation from last night.  Here’s one right now, where I answer the question:  “What is hypnosis good for?”  My answer:  anything that involves the mind.  Here’s the video:

Sorry for the uneven sound–we’re still learning the technical side of all this. I hope you can hear my passion and enthusiasm coming through, as well as info.  I’m including a text transcript as well:

“Hello! Connie, again! What has hypnosis been used for? Pretty much anything you can imagine. If your mind is involved, hypnosis can be useful for that. It’s been used clinically for so many different things. The big three: weight loss, quit smoking, and anxiety and stress release. Those are the mainstream kind of things that people come to a hypnotist for.

However, it’s possible to do so much more beyond that. We can stop pain. We can stop bleeding. We can help people to have comfort during oral surgery without anesthesia. Surgical procedures without anesthesia. Through the power of the mind. Accelerated healing. There’s a whole field of hypnosis called hypno-birthing. I don’t partake of that, however many people do. And that is all about preparing the person’s mind for comfortable childbirth.

There’s just so many different uses. And I can tell you a little bit more about some of the clients I’ve had in my office. Really, it’s everyday people with everyday issues.

• People that have had relationship breakups and they want to stop obsessing about their old partner.

• People that play golf. They want to be a better golfer, they just want to score better in their game. Any sport, any sport you can name, hypnosis is a way to focus the mind to access a skill set and automate it!

• Any kind of phobias or fears that are inappropriate for life can be shifted. I have seen every phobia under the sun. Fear of overripe bananas. Fear of record stores. Fear of dinosaurs. Just fear of anything you can imagine. Fear of the wind! Imagine how terrifying that would be, living here in the Pacific Northwest. You see a leaf move, and you go into a panic attack. These things are not resourceful. They’re not useful. And the mind can make those changes very easily.

• I’ve worked with artists. I’ve worked with musicians.

• Kids with test anxiety.

• I’ve helped a stroke survivor regain cognitive function.

• I’ve helped people with memory.

• If you’re into the esoteric explorations, I even did past life recall type work with people where we go backwards in time in their imagination and we replicate and recreate wisdom and learnings from prior lives. Whether you believe it’s an actual thing, a past life, or simply a symbolic representation in the mind, either way it has useful information there. So, sometimes in hypnosis, that’s where we go.

What is hypnosis good for? Really, anything and everything! I have worked with kids to senior citizens for everything. If it’s something that you want to be different in your life, hypnosis is a tool that can help you get that communication into the unconscious. Where it has power.

Because, here’s the bottom line: Your unconscious mind is really super agreeable. It will create for you the things you instruct it to do. It is so agreeable, so accommodating, and so creative in making it happen.

The problem that people run into is they think about the things they don’t want in their life. With hypnosis, we pull them out of that thinking and put them into the other side of the coin. As Albert Einstein said: “You can’t solve a problem with the same thinking that created it.” Or maintains it! What do you want? How do you want life to be different? How do you want to feel? What do you want to think? What behaviors do you want to modify? You can change anything about yourself.

This is so underutilized, hypnosis. I believe and feel that, as time goes on, hypnosis is going to gain, and gain, and gain in credibility. And appreciation. And become mainstream. There are going to be as many hypnotists and hypnosis clinics as there are pedicure and fingernail manicure shops. On every corner, practically. Or dry cleaners. Because hypnosis can help anyone do anything. That’s my belief and I’m sticking with it.” — Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP®

For more information as to the uses of hypnotherapeutic hypnosis, you can check out my FAQ:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/faq/.  Removing fear, weight loss, quit smoking, stress release, fingernail biting, any behavioral changes, sleep improvement, improved motivation and confidence, enhanced creativity.  And more and more and more.  You name it, hypnosis helps!

I hope you enjoy learning more about hypnosis on my blog here.  We also offer full blown live hypnosis trainings, hands on, face to face experiential courses in Bellevue.  How to hypnotize. How to craft language for maximum unconscious power and change.  Instant inductions.  Silent inductions. Spontaneous hypnosis scripts flowing from your mind and not read from a piece of paper.  We have a four day training coming up.  July 9 – 12, 2015 is our “Discover the Magic Of Hypnosis” hypnotherapy training.  If you’d like to join us, we still have a few seats available.  Info is here:  http://seattlenlptraining.com/learn-hypnosis/

Hypnosis is something wonderful.  Find out more anytime either in my clinical hypnosis practice or my Licensed career school for hypnosis and NLP.

All the Best,
Connie

What is Hypnosis? — Tonight’s Webinar Answer by Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.Transcript/excerpt of Connie Brannan answering a question: “What is Hypnosis” for webinar “Discover the Magic of Hypnosis.” broadcast June 30, 2015.

“Hi, Connie again! And now we’re going to have a brief conversation about what is hypnosis. We are assuming that you are a newcomer to this beautiful, magical, creative process called hypnosis. So, we’re going to take it from square one.

What is hypnosis? We have in our minds a conscious awareness. Awake. Aware. Living our life in the world. What we think. Logic. Reason. Evaluation. Focus. This is a conscious thing, we notice what’s around us. We notice what we can notice, and guess what? It’s a tiny, tiny bit of available information. We can only notice so much.

Hypnosis is an accessing of a different kind of consciousness, a resourceful, creative consciousness! Unconsciousness, which is also called subconscious. What it is: it’s everything else beyond that conscious awareness. You might notice one thing, two things, three things, in a moment. Your unconscious is taking in billions of pieces of information.

It is handling the processes of language. Translation. Understanding sound. The ability to speak and communicate. How to move your mouth. How to form words. Understanding. You don’t have to think about that. It has become automated, unconscious.

Unconscious mind stores your life experience in memory. It’s not a conscious memory, it’s an unconscious memory. It’s total recall. Holographic life experience. The definition of hypnosis: we get the conscious mind to step aside. Get out of our way! You’ve had your shot to solve this thing, now, step aside! When the conscious mind steps aside, it opens up a doorway into this creative, unconscious mind.

Here are some of the aspects of the conscious mind vs. the unconscious mind. Your conscious mind is analytical. Logical. Sequential. One thing at a time. Very, very limited in its focus. And it directs our day to day outcomes. Whereas, the unconscious mind is creative, unlimited and expansive. It is doing so many things, multi-functioning! It handles our feelings, our imagination. Our intuition. Our creativity. Our problem-solving ability.

And in addition to that, it’s running the body. Everything to do with the body and how it functions. Breathing and blood flow! So, now, I’m sitting here and I’m breathing. I wasn’t thinking about breathing a moment ago. And yet, it’s still happening. If I want to, I can consciously adjust my breathing. This is an example. I can breathe faster. I can breathe slower. I can breathe deeper. But if I forget all about it and stop directing it, guess what? I’m still breathing.

Unconscious mind handles digestion, and breathing, and blow flow, and healing and every process inside the body. Renewal of cells. All these things. These are unconscious processes handled by this fabulous, powerful unconscious mind. Gee! What a good thing to have on our side, huh? Talking to the unconscious mind about the things we want. That’s basically hypnosis.

You know, we talk about left brain, right brain. It’s really one mind, and it has different functions. My favorite, obviously, is your creative mind, your artistic mind. Some people say: “What’s more important, creativity or knowledge?” I believe creativity! As well as imagination. Maybe those words are synonymous.

Here’s an image and you can see:

Mind Functions and Hypnosis
Thinking, reason, linear, analytic logic. Science is on that left side there. Science, medicine, therapies that think “one size fits all,” one problem one solution. That’s not the kind of thinking that we use in hypnosis. Heck, no!

What we know in hypnosis to be true is that everyone is unique. And everybody has the ability, inside their unconscious mind to create a new world. The one they want! The one that’s joy-filled, and successful, and happy, and free, and fun, and all the things people want for themselves. It’s really accessible through this part of our mind.

So, what is hypnosis? There’s lots and lots of different definitions out there. The formal analytical one is: “It’s a bypassing of your critical factor, the conscious mind.” When you bypass, you push it aside, you go around it, you get in that door, you’re talking to the unconscious. That’s unconscious communication. That’s hypnosis!

My own definition: it’s a state of accelerated learning. Because, in this place in your mind you can make changes so fast. You can have new thoughts, new intuitions, new solutions to life’s dilemmas. And it happens at such an incredibly accelerated rate of speed. Unlike other therapies that might say to a person: “It will take months and months of hard work to make a change. Change is struggle. Change is horrendously difficult.” Well, that’s not what we believe in the world of hypnosis. We believe change is easy. And once you get into this state of mind, you have that accelerated learning available to you.

“What is hypnosis?” It’s a focused attention. It’s not sleep. Here we have an interesting word: monoideism. Focusing on a single idea. That is a good definition. However, that name itself just doesn’t sound sexy or anything. It never caught on.

We use the word “hypnosis,” Greek for “sleep.” That’s a huge myth, hypnosis is not sleep. Not in any way, shape, or form. It is a creative mind space.”

–© Copyright Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP® 2015

Stay tuned for more webinar excerpts, as well as future webinar and live training opportunities. The next offering of the school side of what we do: July 9-12, 2015. Four day hands-on, live hypnotherapy training. Details are here: http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

All the Best,
Connie

Free Hypnosis Webinar Tues June 30th at 7:00 pm

Hypnosis unlocks your power of mind!Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Michael and I are excited to be offering a new online learning opportunity: FREE “Discover Hypnosis” webinar, June 30th at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. We dispel the myths and explain what this power of the mind really is. And what it is good for!  Click to register: https://seattlenlptraining.clickwebinar.com/the-magic-of-hypnosis/register

Bonus: Attendees receive Michael’s written course in self hypnosis FREE.

Whether you’re an aspiring hypnotherapist or hypnosis enthusiast, this webinar is for you! As professional hypnotherapists, CHts. & Licensed Trainers of NLP®, Michael and I present the truth about hypnosis and how it can help you change lives.  We do hope you can join us.

All the Best,
Connie

Loving the Spin I’m In – Hypnosis for Seattle

Seattle hypnotherapy

Seattle is hypnotically beautiful.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Who loves Seattle? I do. As I have my entire life. I was born here! 🙂 I lived in other places for awhile, but they just didn’t cut it. Nowhere is as beautiful as Seattle, which is why I chose to come home to the Seattle area for my hypnosis business.  Take a look at this view (high definition option is best, under settings):

Here’s a view of the city one bright afternoon as seen from the Space Needle – another thing I love . A panoramic spin.  This puts me into trance!  Very hypnotic.

In our Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy work, we customize new feelings for clients such that good feelings take over and the negative or unwanted feelings leave.  We capture those feelings from life experience.  As I watch this video, I’ve got a great feeling:  gratitude.  I think I’ll capture it.  🙂 So lucky to live in the most gorgeous place on earth.

All the Best,
Connie

Seattle Gray to Sun: Change is Easy

Hi, Seattle lovers everywhere!

Mindworks Hypnosis - Best Greater Seattle Hypnotherapy

Mindworks Hypnosis – Best Greater Seattle Hypnotherapy

Check out this hypnotic time-lapse video I’ve created. It’s a typical Seattle May day…murky, gray, overcast, dark. At first. Then, miraculously, things shift. The clouds blow away, and are replaced with dazzling blue skies and brilliant sunshine. What a beautiful Seattle day. Hypnotic!

And what a great metaphor.  This is the essence of hypnosis and hypnotherapy and NLP. Change. And, as this video shows, change is easy!  Troubles and problems and old habits can “blow away” as though they never even existed.  We don’t need ’em, we can get rid of them.  Easily! That’s the secret and unknown part.  Hypnosis is the tool to make it happen.

Hypnosis and NLP are really user guides for the mind.

I hope you enjoy this amazing video.  I love it, if I do say so myself.  These scenes are three different views of the same day, from atop our own Space Needle – the heart of Seattle. My favorite part is when the shadow of the Space Needle moves and elongates across the city.  We are so privileged to live in the Greater Seattle area, there’s nowhere as beautiful on earth.

All the Best,
Connie

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Michelle of Sammish Shares Hypnosis for Confidence Success

She found her confidence, with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

She found her confidence, with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Here is another Seattle area hypnosis client success story. Michelle, of Sammamish, WA, reports a “huge impact” of improved confidence after working with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. Now she’s free to pursue her goals. You go, girl!

Here is a brief video where she shares her comments:

Here’s the full transcript of her success report:

“Hi, I’ve had a couple sessions with Connie and have noticed a bunch of changes in just a short period of time.  The biggest change I’ve noticed is working on self doubt, motivation, confidence.  I’m pretty much not contradicting myself in my head.  Not preventing myself from doing some things that I want to do.  And that so far has had a huge impact.

Some of the things that we talked about–healthy lifestyles!  There were a couple of food vices that I had.  Soda was one of those, that I would turn to when I was stressed.  We had a session on that.  And, now, I don’t have that same stress response.  I don’t crave that soda if I’m having a bad day.  So, some big changes there.  It’s been an amazing, positive experience!  

Working on confidence and healthy habits.  I’ve noticed a lot of progress.  So, there’s a motivation, a sense of enthusiasm.

So, it’s a really fun experience!  And really positive!  All in a short amount of time.  I definitely recommend Connie Brannan.”  — Michelle, Sammamish, WA.

Clients often comment how amazed they are at the speed of changes.  Yes, hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming done right can lead to instant and continuously unfolding change.  Success! That’s our goal for every client that walks in our door.

Connie Brannan, CHt.All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of NLP ®

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlehypnosisforconfidence.com

Cindi of Kirkland Shares Hypnosis for Weight Loss Success

Seattle hypnosis for weight loss

Another happy Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP client.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I love it when my hypnosis clients are thrilled with their unfolding lifestyle changes.  That makes me happy as well.  Here’s a commentary of successful changes shared by one of my weight loss hypnosis clients, Cindi, of Kirkland, Washington.  She’s lost five pounds in two weeks without “trying.”

Does skilled hypnotherapy work? Here’s more proof of the pudding.  I’m sharing a brief highlight video, as well as the full transcript of Cindi’s comments, below:

“I’m feeling great! In the last couple of weeks I’ve lost five pounds. And I don’t really feel like I’ve been “trying,” which is great! Here’s what I’m noticing:

• I’ve been waking up in the morning, and I have lots of energy.

• I’m not focused on food, which I think is really awesome for me, because that’s always been a big focus.

• I’m not eating sugar, which is a huge thing! I’ve really seen the differences in that. My skin isn’t breaking out. And I don’t have headaches, and that’s a huge thing. Because I always felt like I had allergies that were food related. I’m starting to eliminate all of that processed sugar stuff.

• No cravings for fast food whatsoever. I can drive by fast food and I’m not getting any of that, which is really great!

• I’m noticing that I’m starting to incorporate healthy foods into my diet more easily, automatically. In the past if I didn’t feel like making dinner, I would be thinking about where can I go to pick up something to eat quick. Now, what I’m doing is going into the fridge: “OK, well, I’ve got some veggies and I could do a stir fry.” and I’m whipping up a meal and I’m satisfied with it!

• Another interesting thing, is that my portions are minimal. Just regular sized portions, and I’m not hungry after I eat. I’m done! I just make my meal and I’m satisfied. And sometimes I’m even making too much food. I put it away and have something for leftovers.

So, it’s been really good! I can definitely tell that there’s a shift happening for me. For sure!

I do recommend Connie. I was one of those people that researched everything to death! I wanted to make sure that this was going to work for me. I came in and I met with Connie and I felt very comfortable. I felt in sync with Connie. And I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t feel comfortable with the person doing this process. Connie made the process really easy and simple.”  — Cindi, Kirkland, WA weight loss client testimonial 6-12-15.

Yay, Cindi!  Good job!  Now all you’ve got to do is keep it going, all the way to your ultimate healthy goals  And I know you can and you are!  What’s nice about hypnosis is that once you enter that focused on success mindset, you’re there!  You’re doing it. Healthy eating even gathers power and momentum, like a snowball rolling down the side of a snow-covered hill.  Yay, for hypnosis!

Weight loss hypnotherapy is just one of the services we offer.  Hypnosis is for everyone!  It’s for everyday people seeking everyday goals.  And it works. Find out more anytime.  Call me!  (425) 564-8608.

All the Best,
Connie
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of NLP ®
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.loseweightseattle.com

Change is Easy!

Change your direction any time, with Mindworks Hypnosis.

Change your direction any time, with Mindworks Hypnosis.

Hi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

The power of your mind is so incredible!  Here’s a quick and easy demo proving change is easy.

I invite you to check out this brief video. Is the train moving to the left into the tunnel, or to the right, emerging from if? What do you see? Cool!  Now, simply imagine that it’s moving in the opposite direction. And it does!!

Some people call this “freaky.” I call it: “control.”  We control our perceptions of the world with our mind.  And yes, it really is that easy to alter direction.  When your mind makes the leap, you see things in a new way.  And new seeing leads to new thoughts, and new beliefs, and new behaviors.  That’s the purpose of skilled hypnotherapy–assisting you in the new seeing.

I love these type of visual demos.  People start to “get it.”  That what happens between their ears is the real deal, and the real power.  If you’d like to see yourself or life in a new way, and live those changes, we can do that.  My hypnosis clinic services all the Greater Seattle area.  Call me anytime at (425) 564-8608 and we’ll get started!

All the Best,
Connie

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Hypnotic Eye – Tulip Festival

Hypnotic Tulips - Michael Brannan

Photo by Michael Brannan, Finalist in the Skagit Valley Photo Competition

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I’m native to the Seattle area, (born in Seattle, grew up on Mercer Island).  Michael and I have lived here in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest the bulk of our lives, and have chosen this area for our NLP and hypnosis clinic and school.  Absolutely by choice! Nowhere else in the world is this beautiful.

And, living here, we love to partake of our uniquely Northwest festivals and special events.  Our trek to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a much anticipated yearly event. Rows and rows and vistas of hypnotic, colorful, breathtaking tulips.  This year Michael and I took so many pictures.

The festival sponsors a photo competition, and we entered!  Michael’s amazing photograph (above) was selected as FINALIST!  Woo-hoo.  My photograph (below) was selected as JUDGES’ PICK.  Also, woo-hoo.

Hypnotic Tulips - Connie Brannan photo

Hypnotic Tulips – Connie Brannan’s photo.

What does photography have to do with hypnosis?  Quite a bit, actually.  It’s a great metaphor. Hypnosis is about seeing the successful and beautiful in yourself and your life. It’s a refocusing and a sharpening of focus, like with a camera lens. Only you’re focusing your mind.  What you focus on expands, behaviorally–so we help you focus on the things you want in such a way as you go get them!

In our hypnotherapy and NLP work, we’re effectively pulling your mind out of whatever stuck place it’s in, and accessing what’s possible.  And that’s anything.  And showing you what’s beautiful.  That’s your life.

We’re sharing our almost-prize winning photos of the tulips, here.  🙂 Hope you enjoy them!

All the Best,
Connie

Hypnosis Feels Great, Seattle!

hypnosis Seattle

The hypnotic trance chair is ready for you.

Hi, again, Hypno Friends!

Here’s a photo of my hypnosis chair, complete with spiral pillow.  I get a kick out of that pillow every time I see it!  🙂  It’s an “old-time hypnosis” symbol.  To me, it’s fun.  I call it:  Hypno-wheel.  So, this is the Hypno-wheel Pillow, sitting on the Trance Chair, my leather recliner, in my hypnotherapy office in Bellevue.  It’s waiting for you!  You don’t actually sit ON the pillow, I move it when we get down to business, it’s really for “ambiance!”  The symbol also means “infinity.”

And that makes great sense to me…as hypnosis is an ancient art.  In the time of the Egytians, they had healing “sleep temples” where hypnosis was practiced.  Hypnosis and healing, that connection has long been known.   Hypnosis has been written about by well-known psychologists of the 1800’s, including William James.  In India in the 19th century, hypnosis was used on the battlefield to help with necessary amputations–without anesthesia, without pain.

Hypnosis is not new.  But, there’s a growing awareness and acceptance in the world for hypnosis as a mainstream healing art and science, which I find wonderful.   Holly-weird has done it’s best to create fear and a negative mystique surrounding hypnosis, but the truth has a way of coming out.   And the truth about hypnosis is wonderful.  What it can do for a person, and the pleasant nature of the experience itself.

Here are some actual quotations from my clients upon emerging from trance and commenting on the experience:  “That was delightful.”  (Gene, Mercer Island)  “Wow!!”  (Monica, Bellevue, and dozens and dozens of others–this is the most common response)  “Better than sex.”  (Andy, Seattle)   “I loved it!”  (Michael, Bellevue)  “That was amazing!”  (Jennifer, Kirkland)…   Some people are speechless, but the grateful smiles on their faces speak volumes.

When you’re in trance, in hypnosis, you are connecting to the best part of yourself.  That part of you that wants success and fulfillment and thriving and good feelings!  The part of you that can make those things reality.

So, what does trance feel like?  In general, and for me personally, a  sense of well-being permeates trance, and stress packs its bags.  People do experience it differently.  To some, it’s very very similar to their natural waking state.  To some, it’s “otherworldly” and beyond words.  Some people find their limbs turning so heavy, heavy relaxed, so comfortable that they don’t want to move.  Some people feel light and floating, as though disconnected to their physical bodies.  Some people feel warmth and tinglings.  Some people get cold.  (I also offer “the dream blanket” during trancework.)  It has also been likened to those transitional moments before sleep.

We experience naturally-occurring trance doing everyday, just-living-our-lives things.  Reading a book, playing on the computer, driving a car, daydreaming, watching television.   It’s nothing “woo-woo,” and it’s nothing bizarre.  It’s just us, activating our minds in a specific, natural way.  What’s cool, what’s magical, is how we can use this “hypnosis state of mind” to create change in ourselves and in our lives.  When you apply hypnosis, for a desired outcome, guided by a professional, that’s what is called hypnotherapy.  That’s what I do.

So, if you’re still wondering:  “What does trance feel like?  And what can it do for me?”  I’d like to show you.  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net  Call me and I’ll be happy to meet with you and tell you more.

Warm Regards,
Connie